JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Gas costs are at an all-time prime on Friday for the fourth immediately day.
The worth of gasoline in Florida averaged $4.46 according to gallon on Friday, AAA reported. That’s up 7 cents from Thursday.
According to AAA, the typical worth of a gallon of gasoline in Florida has greater 54% since this time final yr.
As of Friday, the nationwide moderate was once $4.43 according to gallon — because of this Florida has surpassed the nationwide moderate by way of 4 cents.
In Jacksonville, the typical for normal gasoline was once $4.47 on Friday, whilst diesel got here in at a whopping $5.63.
Phil Palmour informed News4JAX that it now prices about $100 to replenish his SUV.
“Extremely high, but when it’s all said and done, I mean, you know, we got to get to where we want to go,” stated Palmour, who was once visiting Jacksonville from Tallahassee.
AAA stories the cost of diesel gas has risen 87% in Florida over the last yr.
Truck motive force Adonis Branch stated his car takes 300 gallons, so when he fills it up, it’s round $1,500. But he stated it doesn’t have an effect on his pay or paintings.
“I still got plenty of work,” he stated.
But AAA spokesperson Mark Jenkins stated it does have an effect on shopper costs.
“With rising diesel prices, that raises the price of things like groceries and, you know, the cost of delivering things to your doorstep,” Jenkins stated.
He stated that call for for gas was once already prime popping out of the pandemic and that it’s now even upper, with many nations making an allowance for boycotting Russian exports.
“I think that $4 gasoline is likely to be that unwelcome passenger for many summer road trips,” Jenkins stated. “We’re likely to see these higher prices hang around for a while.”
Steve Duba, who lives in Fernandina Beach, stated he’s making an attempt to not make any additional journeys.
“And I hope this does not go on and on and on,” he stated. “I don’t think the American taxpayers deserve this.”
As for reduction, Jenkins stated, “Gas prices tend to rise like a rocket and fall like a feather.”
“We are producing a lot of oil, not as much as we were before the pandemic, but there is some hope that by the end of the year that we will return to pre-pandemic levels,” he stated.
Jenkins stated that’s when drivers may just begin to see some reduction on the pump.
Some excellent information for Georgia although: The Peach State has the bottom moderate gasoline costs of any state within the country as of Friday — at about $3.95 a gallon.
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